Tom Fletcher

Unity was the theme as Mike de Jong

Christy Clark has a long road to unity

VANCOUVER – Christy Clark spoke passionately about teamwork, unity and listening in…

Unity was the theme as Mike de Jong
Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney (background) prepares to speak to an eclectic group of protesters outside the Vancouver convention centre.

HST protesters crash B.C. Liberal party

Fight HST brought its message to the snowy courtyard outside the Vancouver convention centre Saturday afternoon, as voting to select a new B.C. Liberal leader continued.

Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney (background) prepares to speak to an eclectic group of protesters outside the Vancouver convention centre.
Kevin Falcon speaks to reporters in Vancouver after finishing second in the B.C. Liberal leadership vote Saturday evening.

Candidates graceful in defeat

Christy Clark's three rivals put aside the disagreements of the leadership campaign…

Kevin Falcon speaks to reporters in Vancouver after finishing second in the B.C. Liberal leadership vote Saturday evening.
Christy Clark is surrounded by B.C. Liberal MLAs on stage at the Vancouver convention centre Saturday.

Clark plans transition to premier’s office

VANCOUVER – Christy Clark started her first day as premier-designate Sunday at…

Christy Clark is surrounded by B.C. Liberal MLAs on stage at the Vancouver convention centre Saturday.
Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said it would be a 'cruel irony' if rural party members won a greater say in Saturday's leadership vote

PIN mailing delay hits B.C. Liberal race

Access code numbers mailed out to B.C. Liberal members hadn't arrived in parts of B.C. by Friday, forcing the party to try reaching thousands of members by phone so they can participate in their first-ever electronic leadership vote Saturday.

Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett said it would be a 'cruel irony' if rural party members won a greater say in Saturday's leadership vote
Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon

B.C. Liberals raise big money

VICTORIA – B.C. Liberal leadership candidates have released donation totals in advance…

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon
Dr. Jonathan Burns in 2003 with his hand-held

Abbotsford doctor guilty of influence peddling

VICTORIA – An Abbotsford doctor has pleaded guilty to two charges related to influencing B.C. government officials who were in charge of his contracts to provide electronic health systems.

Dr. Jonathan Burns in 2003 with his hand-held
Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix

Tax banks, restore student grants: Dix

NDP leadership candidate Adrian Dix wants to tax financial institutions in B.C. and use part of the proceeds to restore a grant program for post-secondary students.

Vancouver-Kingsway MLA Adrian Dix
Protesters call for the downfall of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi Tuesday at the B.C. legislature. Protests were staged around the world as Gadhafi lashed out against a popular uprising from the Libyan people.

Anti-Gadhafi protest in Victoria

Protesters gathered at the B.C. legislature in Victoria Tuesday, calling for the…

Protesters call for the downfall of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi Tuesday at the B.C. legislature. Protests were staged around the world as Gadhafi lashed out against a popular uprising from the Libyan people.
Gordon Campbell's evolution on aboriginal rights is remarkable

Campbell exits, his legacy uncertain

VICTORIA – Gordon Campbell was in a buoyant mood as he left…

Gordon Campbell's evolution on aboriginal rights is remarkable
Taseko Mines has announced plans to increase production at its Gibraltar Mine

Taseko resubmits Prosperity mine plan

Taseko Mines Ltd. has resubmitted its environmental application for the Prosperity Mine near Williams Lake to the federal government, with a new plan that avoids draining a lake to get at the copper and gold deposit.

Taseko Mines has announced plans to increase production at its Gibraltar Mine
Finance Minister Colin Hansen prepares to deliver his budget speech on Tuesday.

Hansen endorses Falcon for premier

VICTORIA – Kevin Falcon has added another senior cabinet minister to his…

Finance Minister Colin Hansen prepares to deliver his budget speech on Tuesday.
Shuswap MLA George Abbott welcomes former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne to his campaign

Mayne joins Abbott’s bid for leadership

VICTORIA – Former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne abandoned his long-shot bid for the…

Shuswap MLA George Abbott welcomes former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne to his campaign
Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali

Lali drops out of NDP leadership race

Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali has dropped out of the contest to lead…

Fraser-Nicola MLA Harry Lali
Rural B.C. isn't just the source of most of the province's resources

B.C. VIEWS: Rural voters maintain edge

VICTORIA – There aren’t too many benefits to living in B.C.’s vast…

Rural B.C. isn't just the source of most of the province's resources
Shuswap MLA George Abbott celebrates with leadership rival Moira Stilwell

Falcon, Abbott pick up key support

VICTORIA – The race to replace Premier Gordon Campbell entered the home…

Shuswap MLA George Abbott celebrates with leadership rival Moira Stilwell
Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan releases his environmental platform in Victoria Wednesday

Expand carbon tax, contain fish farms: Horgan

VICTORIA – Admitting his party was wrong to campaign against the carbon…

Juan de Fuca MLA John Horgan releases his environmental platform in Victoria Wednesday
Finance Minister Colin Hansen presents his 2011 budget in Victoria Tuesday. A new budget won't be adopted until a new premier takes office in early March.

HST decision looms over B.C. budget

VICTORIA – Finance Minister Colin Hansen presented a "status quo" budget Tuesday…

Finance Minister Colin Hansen presents his 2011 budget in Victoria Tuesday. A new budget won't be adopted until a new premier takes office in early March.
Gregory Thomas

Two views of B.C. health spending

As the B.C. government presents its latest budget and awaits a new…

Gregory Thomas
VICTORIA – The B.C. government is investigating its third incident of problems with diagnostic medical imaging

Third CT scan investigation in Comox

VICTORIA - The B.C. government is investigating its third incident of problems with diagnostic medical imaging, this time at a hospital in Comox.

VICTORIA – The B.C. government is investigating its third incident of problems with diagnostic medical imaging